Go in Britain: 1968

At the start of 1968 the British Go Journal listed 17 go clubs. The first British Go Congress was held in March at Jesus College Oxford. It attracted 57 players. Played on handicaps the winner was J. Cock of Cheltenham (23 grade) ahead of top British player J. Diamond of Cambridge (14 grade).

Cambridge beat a UEA team by three boards in a handicap match in June. In September a Nippon Club Tournament was won by Mr Sugimoto (1 dan) from D. Hunter (4 kyu), F. Roads (5 kyu) and Mr Seiki (3 dan).

The 12th European Go Congress was held in West Berlin, 12 of the 55 players were from England. Diamond and Goddard managed eighth and seventh in the top group. Winner was Jurgen Mattern ahead of Zoran Mutabzija and Jurgen Dueball. Derek Hunter did win the Handicap event.

Sakata's book "Modern Joseki and Fuseki" was the first Ishi Press book, available from the BGA for two pounds.

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